May 6, 2020 5.15 pm This story is over 42 months old

Cat feline fine after rescue from 20ft high electricity pole

Buttons wasn’t left with his tail between his legs in this rescue mission!

A pet cat landed itself in a bit of bother after getting stuck at the top of an electricity pole in Spalding.

Buttons had been missing for two days before being spotted atop the post on Hockney Hole Lane in Spalding on Sunday, May 3.

He was sat on top of the transformer with no way of freeing himself, surrounded by live cables.

His owners called the RSPCA to rescue him, and after cutting the power off, animal collection officer Justin Disdale saved the day for Buttons.

With the risk of Buttons getting hurt from either jumping or touching the live wires, Justin acted quickly.

With the help of Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue’s ‘cherry picker’ machine and Western Power who turned off the power source of the electricity pole, he made his way up to collect the cat.

“I gave him a quick check over, and he seemed none the worse for his several-day ordeal, so his owners took him safely back indoors, no doubt to enjoy a good meal!”